Kevin Avery

Kevin Avery

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandComedy

KEVIN AVERY is a comedian and writer on the FX show, "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," produced by Chris Rock. His high-energy brand of stand up has brought him to SXSW and landed him gigs as an opener for David Alan Grier and Dave Chappelle. He is the writer & star of "Thugs, the Musical!"

Biography

KEVIN AVERY is a comedian and writer originally from San Francisco, CA, and a long-time collaborator and co-conspirator with W. Kamau Bell, with whom he was part of the popular comic radio duo “Siskel and Negro” (available on iTunes). SF Weekly has called their recent co-headlining shows at the San Francisco Punchline “as rare and magical as a sparkle-unicorn doing West Side Story choreography under a liquid light show.”

A regular opener for Dave Chappelle and David Alan Grier, Kevin has appeared at the Vancouver Comedy Festival, Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, the SxSW Music and Film Festival, and at SF Sketchfest. Kevin has been praised by the Oakland Tribune for his “sharp-witted” style and “impressive physical comedy.” Of his animated brand of stand-up comedy and storytelling, the San Francisco Chronicle raves, “Avery is Amazing!” His stand up comedy album, Hardcore, recorded live at the Punchline in San Francisco, is now available on iTunes.

Kevin is the writer, star and executive producer of the award-winning short film "Thugs, the Musical," which recently screened at the Bonnaroo Festival. The Dallas Weekly called it an "uproariously funny mockumentary," and the Texas Black Film Festival director said it was, "hands down, THE funniest and wittiest film at the TBFF 2012 Fest! Welcome to a new generation of black social parody." "Thugs, The Musical" is the winner of the Audience Award for Best Film at 2012 LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival and the 2012 MIX International Film Festival, as well as the sinner of Best Short and Best in Show at the 2012 Tupelo Film Festival. Currently, Kevin is a writer on the FX original series, "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," produced by Chris Rock and airing Thursdays at 11PM, after "Louie."

Discography

Hardcore

Set List

Kevin can do a 10 min set, or a 30 min or a 60 minute stand up comedy show.